Quarterly Updates for (16 Nov 2016 — 15 Feb 2017)

German chancellor Angela Merkel postponed indefinitely the Israeli-German summit scheduled for 5/10/2017, according to a report in Haaretz on 2/13. Berlin’s official explanation was that the summit might interfere with the upcoming German elections, but German and Israeli sources alleged (2/13) that Merkel was displeased with Israel’s new so-called Regulations Bill (see “The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict” above).